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NOWRA Programs/Activities




  • NOWRA’s staff is working primarily from home. To reach Executive Director Eric Casey, call 571-242-2571 or email to executivedirector@nowra.org.
  • The Legislative Fly-In scheduled for May 13 has been cancelled. It may be rescheduled later this year if circumstances permit
  • The 2020 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference is still scheduled to be held October 25-28 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. We are monitoring the situation and we will advise you if anything changes in that regard. We have extended the Call for Papers until May 15, 2020.

  • Free NOWRA/WOSSA Webinar on Protecting Yourself During a Pandemic
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern)
    Since the Covid-19 virus is believed to survive in onsite septic system wastewater, it’s especially important for service providers to understand the risks they face when handling sewage. This is an excellent opportunity to better understand the risks from waterborne pathogens – and what you need to do to protect your workers. The webinar is free to NOWRA members and is limited to 100 participants. You can sign up here.
  •  Link to Recording of Polsinelli Webinar on Coronavirus Emergency LegislationLate last week, Polsinelli LLC, the law firm. which represents NOWRA on Capitol Hill, held an excellent webinar on the federal legislation which has been passed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Polsinelli has posted the webinar online at the following address: https://www.polsinelli.com/newsevents/webinar-covid19-stimulus

Online Training

  • NOWRA is working with our online education technology provider to provide our State Affiliate organizations with the ability to conduct online webinars in the place of state specific training sessions.For those needing continuing education credits.
  • NOWRA’s Online Learning Academy offers courses which may be available for credit in your state. Double check with your state or local regulator to determine if they will allow online courses for continuing education credit. NOWRA’s courses are pre-approved for continuing education credit in Delaware, Georgia, Indiana. Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • It is widely expected that a fourth Coronavirus relief bill may be put forward in the near future, and that one emphasis will be infrastructure. NOWR has been working on several pieces of legislation. NOWRA's lobbying team is monitoring its progress and working to include provisions favorable to onsite wastewater interests.